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David Robert Bliwas / 946 items

N 20 B 1.5K C 1 E Apr 17, 2024 F Apr 21, 2024
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Just grateful that General let my camera borrow his face .... and my street portraits just don't feel complete unless/until I'm able to share them... always my thanks for letting me do that ...

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N 33 B 1.8K C 9 E Mar 20, 2024 F Mar 21, 2024
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Sorry … but I just feel compelled to share this … only because of how it affected me so…made me more grateful … gave me some joy …. first off ... I'm just grateful that I had my pocket camera with me at the park yesterday afternoon … Gerry was sitting quiet and alone on the bench ... hunched over his cane ... I passed by and gave a nod … he responded in kind … and that somehow was enough confirmation to me that the Universe was aligned just right ... that I was enabled to overcome my natural timidity and summon the courage to ask to make his picture … and without a moment’s hesitation or any hint of distrust he agreed to let me do that … and when I got home and worked on the image I realized some things … I’m pretty sure it’s jolting ... but also welcome and affirming when a stranger approaches …. saying that you have such a good face…. and that he wants to capture that … it’s such a vulnerable position that I put him in … but at the same time that’s kinda offset by the unexpected interest and attention from a stranger in the park …. there's a lot that's happening in a thirty second one shot click of the camera … and... turns out that I love this portrait …really love it …. also kinda wonderful when the last image you make becomes your new favorite … so for me there’s a lot of confirmation and joy here … that I was able to make a new connection with another ..... and to then capture and create something that never existed in the world until yesterday afternoon …that touched something in my soul … and also at the same time hopefully gave Gerry some feeling that he didn’t go another day unnoticed, invisible and unappreciated (goes for me too)… anyway … thank you Gerry …. thank you Universe … and as always thanks to my friends here for again letting me express and share ….

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N 33 B 1.8K C 3 E Dec 10, 2023 F Jan 19, 2024
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N 48 B 2.8K C 8 E Nov 27, 2023 F Nov 27, 2023
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Well .. I’ve pretty much settled in and hunkered down for my obligatory holiday blues period …I live in a small quiet Florida city and I’ve lately been reluctant to even go to the park … each time I’m out with my camera there’s really not many people out or much that I'd want to shoot … to complicate all that … I’m a child of the 60’s … love and peace generation … all that kind of good stuff … and it’s fairly evident and disheartening that the Universe has gone far off that course … wars … divisions .. politics … hate … all of that puts in context what would happen next the moment I entered the park Sunday afternoon … I saw thirteen year old Isabel …. I had my little new pocket camera ... I was just compelled to make her picture … OK … I needed to make her picture … and when I asked her if I could do that … she let me … no hesitation … no affect … no pretense … and then … that smile …. and I’m telling you … for a moment at least ... all that noise and nonsense going on in the world and in my life just melted …. that smile she gave up without even asking … just pure and good and sweet and trusting ... and so full of promise …. and that friends is why I wanted to share these feelings and her face .. cause if you can’t see some hope in that dear face then I can't help you … that’s what I got from little Isabel yesterday … and I’m sharing hoping that you get some of that too … thank you Isabel …

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N 40 B 1.8K C 2 E Nov 25, 2023 F Nov 26, 2023
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